Monthly Archives: December 2020

Budget for Maintenance in PEQUANNOCK

Sometimes busy PEQUANNOCK residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around NJ in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time PEQUANNOCK residents spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today's vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before.Some of those improvements, however, have led to higher repair costs. For example, older cars often broke down from vapor lock. Gas vaporized while traveling from the gas tank to the fuel pump. No gas, no power. The car quits going. The solution was simple — you just sat by the road until the car would start up again. Today's PEQUANNOCK drivers would hardly tolerate that kind of inconvenience, and it's likely that yesterday's PEQUANNOCK drivers didn't care much for it, either. So on today's vehicles ... read more

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Maintenance

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere.  Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too.  So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids. Engine oil.  This one's probably the most important fluid to maintain at the proper level. Without enough oil, you'll wear out your engine prematurely.  Sometimes vehicles have warning lights on the dash that will tell you to get your oil checked.  Don't ignore that one; get it checked immediately.  Certainly don't go on a long trip at high speeds with your oil level low. Oh, and it's not good to have too much oil in, either. Our pros at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE can advise you on oil levels and tell if you if you should be concerned about abnormal fluctuations. Windshield washer fluid.  OK, this is one you probably know about.  You certainly miss it when it runs ... read more

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Fluids

Change Your Engine Air Filter at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE

Many PEQUANNOCK car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filters are a leading cause of mass air flow sensor failure – and these babies can cost several hundred dollars to replace in PEQUANNOCK.Change your vehicle air filter at BOCK AUTOMOTIVE when it's dirty. Your vehicle engine will thank you.Give us a call. BOCK AUTOMOTIVE1 IRVING STPEQUANNOCK, NJ 07440973-694-1606http://www.bockautomotive.com    

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Maintenance

Ethics of Automotive Repair in PEQUANNOCK

We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the PEQUANNOCK automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately, every profession in PEQUANNOCK has some bad actors that hurt the reputation of everyone else. On the automotive side, industry associations and professional licensing organizations are very committed to high ethical standards.Yet some people remain uncomfortable with PEQUANNOCK automotive service and repair. It may start with the fact that our vehicles are a big investment and we rely on them for so much in our lives. That alone guarantees our attention. And how well we understand the recommendations really impacts our comfort level.If we understand what's recommended and the benefits of taking care of the work – and the pitfalls of putting it off ... read more

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